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  • Growers urged to be on disease alert this season
    Diseases, 04 Aug 2021
    Growers urged to be on disease alert this season

    Recent rainfall patterns and mild temperatures have proved ideal conditions for the development of root and foliar diseases increasing the need for growers to have a strategic and disciplined approach to disease management.

  • Strobilurin resistance in Septoria tritici blotch confirmed in SA
    Diseases, 01 Aug 2021
    Strobilurin resistance in Septoria tritici blotch confirmed in SA

    Wheat growers are being urged to monitor the effectiveness of fungicides this season after the common wheat disease, Septoria tritici blotch, was discovered to be resistant to Group 11 fungicides (strobilurins).

  • Workshops to offer insights into soil-borne diseases
    Diseases, 31 Jul 2021
    Workshops to offer insights into soil-borne diseases

    Soil-borne diseases are a significant constraint to farm profitability in Australia costing wheat growers alone an estimated $521 million annually in lost production, according to research by GRDC.

  • Crop disease management in focus at WA workshops
    Diseases, 03 Jul 2021
    Crop disease management in focus at WA workshops

    WA growers and agronomists are being offered two-day workshops which will be presented by AFREN.

  • Wild wheat relative leads to crown rot gene discovery
    Diseases, 28 Jun 2021
    Wild wheat relative leads to crown rot gene discovery

    Wheat lines containing a crown rot resistance gene have arrived in Australian quarantine, with pre-breeders standing by to test the resistance and combine it with four other sources previously identified in Australia

  • Research aims to put squeeze on crop disease
    Diseases, 23 Jun 2021
    Research aims to put squeeze on crop disease

    The start to the grain cropping season in Western Australia has been wetter than usual which could mean higher-than-average crop disease levels in the coming months.

  • Disease tool to inform growers’ variety choices
    Diseases, 16 Jun 2021
    Disease tool to inform growers’ variety choices

    A project is developing a ‘yield loss to disease’ tool that draws on five years of Australian field trial data and statistical analysis. The tool will be used to determine likely yield responses to various disease loads for wheat varieties with different resistance and tolerance ratings.

  • ‘FR-5’ podcast series a roadmap for fungicide resistance management
    Diseases, 09 Jun 2021
    ‘FR-5’ podcast series a roadmap for fungicide resistance management

    A new GRDC podcast series aims to help growers understand how fungicide resistance develops and how they can prevent it from becoming an issue in their cropping programs.

  • Grasses offer important clues on cereal rust pathogens
    Diseases, 08 Jun 2021
    Grasses offer important clues on cereal rust pathogens

    News reports on COVID-19 over the past 18 months have, at times, made reference to the field of epidemiology – the study of the distribution and causes of diseases in populations. Epidemiology is also vital in plant disease control – for example, delaying epidemic onset and slowing disease progress (‘flattening the curve’) are critical in dampening the epidemic potential of a plant pathogen.

  • Gene editing holds promise for climate-proofing cereal breeding programs
    Diseases, 31 May 2021
    Gene editing holds promise for climate-proofing cereal breeding programs

    Scientists at the University of Queensland believe that gene editing will play a vital role in climate-proofing crops to ensure food security into the future.

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